The Ghost of John McCain, a new musical, will receive a private industry reading later this week.
Featuring a book by Scott Elmegreen and a score by Drew Fornarola, the work is a psychological exploration of power, rivalry, and the human condition. When the late solider-turned-senator awakens in the afterlife, he finds himself trapped inside the mind of President Donald Trump, alongside a quasi-Greek Chorus of other public figures, including Hillary Clinton, Roy Cohn, Eva Perón, Teddy Roosevelt, Robert Jordan, and Lindsey Graham. In order to escape, the motley crew is forced to engage in a high-stakes debate over life, legacy, and 'American values.'
Directed by Marya Mazor, the reading will feature Ken Marks as John McCain, Hudson Loverro as Donald Trump, Major Attaway as Donald Trump’s brain, Ann Harada as Karen, Andrew Polk as Lindsey Graham, and Angie Schworer as Hillary Clinton.
The Ghost of John McCain is produced by Quixote Productions and Max Fose.